Dear Website Users,
Welcome to the official website of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
In support of the cultural and spiritual values of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs directed the establishment of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in 2008, to act as a cultural and intellectual center of enlightenment and to manage a variety of educational activities conferences and symposiums that reflect the noble values of the Islamic culture, of which Islamic architecture is an integral part.
The country’s wise leadership is keen to support the Mosque's role as a platform for tolerance and dialogue which arises from the core beliefs of Islam; a religion of intellect, freedom, development, justice and diversification. The Mosque is a catalyst in achieving the vision of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May God rest his soul); to promote mutual understanding between cultures, to respect others regardless of their religious beliefs and cultural background and to provide services that deal with the changing needs of our society, using innovation and high quality standards as the foundation of all our dealings.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center plays a vital role in establishing values of tolerance and interaction between cultures; in fulfilling the values of our noble religion, Islam, in spreading peace and confidence across the region, and all over the world. Through its diverse cultural and educational public programs, the SZGMC aims to present the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as a center for learning and discovery, in addition to achieving its major role of managing the mosque as a place for worship and prayer. In this regard the SZGMC is supporting the journey toward reaffirming the mosque’s central role in the community, as it has been during the throughout the glorious Islamic eras.
The magnificent engineering design of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque reflects the aesthetic beauty of Islamic architecture in Abu Dhabi and its deep-rooted values and spiritual philosophy, as a source of noble humanitarian morals that call for dialogue, truth and tolerance.
In response to strategic objectives, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center website was launched. The interactive domain provides public information about the Islamic architecture and arts of the mosque and SZGMC’s different activities and events. In addition to detailed information about the mosque, it contains useful guidance for our guests to plan their visit.
The website content includes information about the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered one of the major cultural landmarks in UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi. This is valuable for general browsers, members of the press, in addition to those who have a specific interest in cross cultural dialogue.
Visitors will have online access to various e-services through the website, including the ability to book tours.
Information about the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque library and its services can be found on the website. The library accommodates around seven thousand books, including rare books, manuscripts and glossaries in various languages. The library is a distinguished global and regional resource related to Islamic art and architecture.
The library represents a unique source of cultural, scientific and intellectual resources in the UAE, and plays a major role in attracting visitors, researchers and other groups of individuals interested in accessing its content. The unique library contributed to the SZGMC’s role as a cultural center and key destination for cultural tourism in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and the whole region.
The website is aimed to reach a wide audience from the local and international communities and we hope that the site offers accessible information and services to assist in supporting the vision of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to be at your service.
H.E. Yousif Abdallah Alobaidli
Director General of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center